Professionals & Students
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care is committed to being at the forefront of end-of-life education for healthcare professionals, both currently practicing and in training. The LIFE Institute’s mission is to influence and inspire healthcare professionals and the community to understand that the end of life can be a time of comfort and personal growth for people facing the end of life and their loved ones.
Rainbow hosts interns from a variety of specialties, including nursing, social work, counseling, pastoral care, healing arts (including music and massage) and more.
Clinical education can vary from a one-day observational experience to a multi-week rotation, based on a student’s individual needs. The LIFE Institute can work with the student and their educational institution to determine what type of program will best suit their needs.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician Fellowship Program
The Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Physician Fellowship Program is a year-long, community-based fellowship for physicians at any point in their careers. Fellows have the opportunity to care for patients in the field and the hospital, attend interdisciplinary team meetings, formal lecture and interactive simulations. At the end of the fellowship physicians are eligible to become board certified in hospice and palliative medicine.
If you are interested in joining the HPM Physician Fellowship Program, please contact:
Dr. Nicholas Parise
Program Director, HPM Physician Fellowship Program
Dean, LIFE Institute for Learning,
847-685-9900 | Nicholas.Parise@ascension.org
Dedicated Education Partnership (DEP) Nursing Immersion Program
The DEP with Resurrection University is a six-week education immersion program that incorporates hospice and palliative medicine into the undergraduate nursing curriculum. Students in the DEP are matched with experienced RHPC staff members who guide them through caring for patients at the end of life.
If you are interested in joining the DEP, please contact:
Regional Director of Hospice
847-653-3243 | Nargis.Nardi@ascension.org